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Ana used to come to City Impact’s youth program until she got caught in a web of abuse, victimization and injustice. Through a miraculous escape, she reconnected with City Impact’s Executive Director, Christian Huang and told her story. It was then that the initiative Adopt a Building was launched. Two years in Adopt a Building we are realizing that Ana’s story represents many people in the Tenderloin.

Meet Ana. She grew up a mile from Twitter’s headquarters but a world apart in the Tenderloin district in San Francisco. It’s easy to think sex trafficking is something that only happens in some far off land, but it’s also happening right here, in our backyards, in the shadows of some of the wealthiest companies in the world.

Just watch and see the strength Ana has in sharing her story to raise awareness in the hopes that she can help others avoid the same fate. At the end of the video, Christian Huang boils it down into a pretty simple but stark choice that continues to press on my heart.
I know what you’re thinking: “Hey! Mike Su! San Francisco is NOT in Silicon Valley!”

I say, “I know! But I’m referring to the industry. Like how Burbank is not technically in Hollywood, but Warner Bros. is considered Hollywood.”

You say, “Fine!”

I say, “Cool.”

You say, “…”

I say, “So … can you still hit the share button and help raise awareness?”

http://www.upworthy.com/one-womans-journey-into-sex-slavery-and-back-in-the-heart-of-silicon-valley-9?c=wfr1

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